The Feelings Artbook: Promoting Emotional Literacy Through Drawing

2nd Edition

Ruby Radburn

Routledge
October 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 76 Pages
ISBN 9780367173111 - CAT# K413554

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Summary

This fun, imaginative activity book gives children a way to develop their emotional literacy skills through creativity and drawing. The new edition has been reimagined as an entirely child-friendly activity book, with beautiful new illustrations and more than ten extra activities. The accompanying instructions and guidance are now available online, so that the book can stand alone and be completed independently, allowing the child to draw at their own pace, and feel a sense of ownership over their learning and their artwork.

For professionals, the book is designed to be flexible and photocopiable, so that it can be used in a range of educational and therapeutic settings. The online instruction booklet includes a clearly stated aim for each activity, a suggested outline of how to facilitate, and two or three optional follow-on ideas. There are now also two Evaluation & Monitoring templates included in the online booklet, one for individual work and one for group work.

The resource is divided into three themed sections:

  • Self Esteem: Activities exploring identity, personal empowerment, aspirations and values, and important relationships in a child’s life
  • Emotions: In this section, children are invited to consider a range of complex feelings such as excitement, jealousy and disappointment
  • Empathy and Imagination: These activities guide children towards an awareness of other people’s experiences, emotions and feelings

Suitable for both parents and professionals, this book is an invaluable resource for anybody looking to improve the emotional awareness and wellbeing of young people.

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